Jan. 27, 2021
HARRISBURG – Rep. Dave Zimmerman (R-Lancaster) wants constituents to be aware that the House State Government Committee will conduct a public hearing on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 1:30 p.m. to examine the SURE System, election management systems and related information technology.
“The total number of voters who voted on Nov. 3, 2020, as recorded by the Department of State shows that 6,962,607 total ballots were reported as being cast, but the DoS/SURE system records indicate that only 6,760,230 total voters actually voted,” Zimmerman said. “Among the 6,962,607 total ballots cast, 6,931,060 total votes were counted in the presidential race, including all three candidates on the ballot and write-in candidates.”
That is a difference of 202,377 more votes cast than voters voting, together with the 31,547 over- and under-votes in the presidential race, adds up to an alarming discrepancy of 170,830 votes, which is more than twice the reported statewide difference between the two major candidates for president of the United States.
“While the majority of Pennsylvania voters – indeed the majority of all American voters – feel this is too little too late, I think there is some value at least to hear direct answers from some of the people who oversaw the election,” Zimmerman said.
The committee will hear from and ask questions of Joe Kantz, chairman, Snyder County Commissioners and Snyder County Board of Elections; Timothy Benyo, chief clerk, Lehigh County Election Board; and Michael Anderson, director of Elections, Lebanon County Bureau of Elections/Voter Registration.
This hearing and those listed below will be streamed live at PAHouseGOP.com
• Feb. 4: Review of Election Audits: Office of the Auditor General, 2% Audits, and Risk-Limiting Audits.
• Feb. 11: Voter registration.
• Feb. 18: Certification of voting machines.
• Feb. 25: Operation of voting machines with demonstrations.
• March 4: Mail-in and absentee ballots.
• March 11: Contracted vendors.
• March 18: County election day operations.
• March 25: Election integrity policies.
• April 1: Overview of how other states conduct elections.
• April 8: Stakeholders.
• April 15: Proposed election legislation and member testimony.
• April 22: Any further election matters.
Representative Dave Zimmerman
99th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Charles Lardner